Archive - 2010 - News Article
Sweetwater's football season may be over, but Mustang Bowl will be a busy place this weekend.
The Texas high school playoffs are set to begin and three bi-district games will be played here, including two on Saturday, said Danny Escobar with the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce playoff committee.
The local postseason play starts Friday when Canyon Randall and Lake Dallas meet in a Class 4A, Division II matchup at 7 p.m. Hereford and Denton meet in another Class 4A, Division II contest at 3 p.m. Saturday.
The TSTC Board of Regents appointed Michael L. Reeser as Chancellor of the Texas State Technical College System. Reeser will begin his tenure as the ninth CEO of the TSTC System immediately. â€śMike has a history of innovative student-focused leadership,â€ť said TSTC Board Chair Rolf Haberecht, Ph.D. â€śHis passion and boldness will serve the entire system well as TSTC becomes the leader in building the economic vibrancy of Texas by striving to develop the technical competence of all Texans,â€ť added Dr. Haberecht.
Nine Sweetwater Middle School choir students and two Sweetwater High School choir students recently auditioned for and earned a place in the Texas Music Educators Region 16 Honor Choir. Auditions were heldÂ in Abilene at Craig Middle School on Oct. 23, 2010. The students will participate in an all day clinic and perform an evening concert on Nov. 20, 2010, at First Baptist Church in Abilene. Participants are from Abilene, Clyde, Snyder, Sweetwater and Wylie schools. The students are directed by Kathy Pogue,Â SMS choirs, and Melody Squires, SHS choirs.
The 32nd Judicial District Court accepted four guilty pleas this past week.
Jeremiah Anthony plead guilty to theft over $500 and the lesser included offense of theft over $1500; a class a misdemeanor. The offense occurred on Oct. 15, 2006. For a plea of guilty, Anthony received a year confinement in the Nolan County Jail, which was probated for two years. He is also responsible for a $500 fine, $309 in court costs, $500 attorney fees and $1,241.95 of restitution to David Etchison. He is also required to complete 120 hours of community service.
Realism is the only way for Vicky Wells.
Wells is the County-City Library November Artist of the Month. During the month of November, visitors of the library have the opportunity to not only view her paintings, but to get to know her subjects.
"I have to know what I'm painting," Wells said. "I have had a guy come up to me and tell me that when he looks at my paintings he feels that way."
Wells was able to capture not only the physical appearance, but the inner character in each of her paintings.
"If only people could see what these guys really look like," Wells said.
One local 4-H member from Nolan County was among 30 youth honored during the Texas AgriLife Extension Service's District 7 4-H Gold Star banquet. The annual event was held Nov. 1, in the Cactus Hotel in San Angelo. The honoree was Parker Scott. The Gold Star Award is the highest honor given by AgriLife Extension on the county level. Winners are picked based on their personal development, leadership and achievement in 4-H projects, and on activities and contributions made to the 4-H program.Â
Curiosity may have killed the cat, but for Dorothy Stone it got her a diploma.
After 23 years of wondering, Stone finally decided to request her grades. Within a few days, she not only received her grades; she received a diploma.
"My son had mentioned that I should call them and ask for my grades," Stone said. "I received a response in just a few days."
The Flower Box, located at 608 E. Third Street, hosted the monthly Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce coffee event on Wednesday. Shown above enjoying coffee are Peggy Parrott and Teresa Zarate with the West Texas Childrenâ€™s Advocacy Center and Sweetwater Chief of Police Jim Kelley.
It takes a lot to stop a good cause.
The Nolan County United Way Halloween on the Green may have started out rainy, but it didn't end that way.
Teams had their tee-time pushed back a couple of hours, but once they got started nothing was stopping them. There were a total of 16 teams playing for the cause.
The West Central Texas Area Agency on Aging (AAA) is hosting the sixth annual family caregiver conference, Taking Care of You Too! on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Abilene Civic Center. In observance of National Family Caregivers Month*, this conference is designed to provide support, recognition, and encouragement to family caregivers across the 19 county West Central Texas region.